The Bold Ingredient That Takes Your Scrambled Eggs To The Next Level

A plate of scrambled eggs
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Breakfast food at its finest, scrambled eggs are a no-brainer for all kinds of mornings — whether you're on a hectic time crunch or just casually kicking off the day. Ten minutes in the kitchen with a few staples and you'll have a flavorful, filling plate ready on the table. Scrambled eggs are not just a convenient breakfast staple, but they can be elevated with just one extra ingredient. There's no limit to what you can add, but for those who like their scrambled eggs bold and memorable, curry powder might just be the ideal choice.

A tumultuous blend of turmeric, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and other robust spices, the enhancement curry powder brings to scrambled eggs is unparalleled. It infuses the classic buttery, mild taste with earthy and savory notes, layering over a warm, subtly spicy undertone. What's even more tantalizing is the heart-warming aroma that peeks through, refining the flavor depth to an exquisite level. Just a sprinkle is all it takes to impart all of this magic and newness into your plain old scrambled eggs. You'll love the uncanny way it refreshes the dish without taking away its wholesome, familiar nature.

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You Can Add More Than Just Curry Powder

Curry powder and its ingredients
Curry powder and its ingredients - asmiphotoshop/Shutterstock

The amount of curry powder added to the scrambled eggs depends largely on how intense you want the flavors to be. Keep in mind, however, that this spice is already quite pronounced, so start with a light hand to avoid overwhelming the entire dish. For a few large eggs, half or a quarter teaspoon should do the trick. Just sprinkle it in as you would with the black pepper, salt, and other ingredients. Whisk everything together as usual and it's good to hit the pan.

Joining the curry powder could be a myriad of other ingredients. Much like in actual curry, cardamom is a splendid addition as it adds a peppery touch to the hearty flavors. Herbs play a crucial role in curry dishes, and you might like them in scrambled eggs, too. Anything you have on hand would work, but the most common choices are curry leaves, cumin, coriander, basil, fenugreek, and thyme. Cheddar cheese is as good as ever, both in regular scrambled eggs and this curry rendition.

Once you've got the scrambled eggs, all that's left is to plate it. A bit of harissa (a sweet-spicy chili pepper paste), chili flakes, or hot sauce over top is the perfect finishing touch. On the side, toasted bread is a foolproof choice, or tortillas if you want to try something different. If you happen to have some naan bread, however, all the better.

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